Canada to make nutrition warnings mandatory on the front of some packaged food - South Asia Time

Canada to make nutrition warnings mandatory on the front of some packaged food

 July 1, 2022  

Beginning in 2026, Canada will make it mandatory for pre-packaged foods with high levels of saturated fat, sugar, or sodium to have nutrition warnings on the front, in an effort to aid grocery customers in making healthier decisions with just a quick scan.

The program, which has been in development for more than five years, would prominently identify goods that include the so-called “nutrients of public health concern,” which have been connected to diseases like cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.

“These regulations are designed to make it easier for us to make informed, healthier choices,” Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said at a news conference Thursday morning.